Emergency Alert Failure

Emergency Alert Failure
4:14 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

City Seeks To Learn Why Emergency System Failed

Emergency officials are trying to learn why Tuscaloosa's emergency alert system failed to warn people of a tornado that struck parts of the city and county.
Credit ci.tuscaloosa.al.us / City of Tuscaloosa

Emergency officials are trying to learn why Tuscaloosa's emergency alert system failed to warn people of a tornado that struck parts of the city and county.

The EF-1 twister struck the community on April 28.

The Tuscaloosa News reports that the system failed to make automatic phone calls or send text notifications to the 25,000 numbers or email addresses registered.

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